Sermon Notes for 5/5/2024

Colossians: He Is Enough
Growing in the Knowledge of God
Colossians 2:1-7
 
Chapter 2, verse 1:
 
I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 
 
Then, in beginning in verse 2 he states his purpose for writing to them: 
 
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

5For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

 

Five strategies for getting to know God better:
 
1. Decide to accept Christ’s priorities. vs. 6:
 
…just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord…
 
2. Depend on Christ’s power
 
Again, vs. 6:
 
…continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him…
 
Kenneth Wuest translates the word “rooted” like this:
 
having been rooted with the present result that you are firmly anchored

3. Dedicate myself to a continuous process vs. 6
 
…continue to live your lives in him…
 
4. Deepen my understanding of key principles (vs. 7)
 
… strengthened in the faith as you were taught…
 
5. Develop connections with other people.
 
In summation:
 
1. Decide to accept Christ’s priorities.
2. Depend on Christ’s power.
3. Dedicate myself to a continuous process.
4. Deepen my understanding of key principles.
5. Develop connections with other people.
 
Verses 6 and 7:
 
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
 
He Is Enough!

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